-I used to crave chips and salsa till I threw it up. Now I don't eat it much.. other than that craving, I don't really have any.
-I have only gained 4 pounds this entire time. WAHOOO!!!
-I usually throw up once every single day.
-I can't do the dishes till around 3 pm in the afternoon because my gag reflexes are terrible in the morning
-I have felt the baby move, it feels like popcorn popping. I felt the baby move a few weeks ago, but wasnt sure thats what it was until it started happening more often.
-I get the hiccups ALLLLLL the time. I never used to get them before I was pregnant.
-I am always tired. I could nap all day.
-I really thought this baby was going to be a boy, I was happily surprised it was a girl though! Either would have been ok, but now I have my partner in crime.
-I take a hot bath probably every night before bed to help me relax. I found its one of the only things that helps me relax!
-So far, everyone is healthy, me and baby. I got my lab work done and my iron wasn't even low. (and I dont take prenatal's because I throw them up when I do take them! I do take 4 folic acid a day though, and try to take a prenatal whenever I can.)
-I will deliver the baby at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center here in Provo. I get so excited every time I drive by it!
-I have round ligament pain, which is one of the worst things I have ever experienced. good thing its worth it!!!
-I think my doctor is the best doctor in the world. Dr. Dayton from Payson. :)
-My baby bump is big, but adorable. and so far, they say I am measuring right on, just carrying her high which could make it look like shes bigger than she is.
-my feet havent been swollen at all yet. lucky me. I hope it stays that way.
-I can't sit on hard floor anymore. It kills my back and tailbone.
-I keep thinking that the baby's name needs to be Zoe. Kevin likes it ok, but not his favorite. I like other names better but I feel like Zoe should be her name. So it might change, I am sure it will, but for now, I call her Zoe.
How your baby's growing:
Your baby's sensory development is exploding! Her brain is designating specialized areas for smell, taste, hearing, vision, and touch. Some research suggests that she may be able to hear your voice now, so don't be shy about reading aloud, talking to her, or singing a happy tune if the mood strikes you.
Your baby weighs about 8 1/2 ounces and measures 6 inches, head to bottom — about the size of a large heirloom tomato. Her arms and legs are in the right proportions to each other and the rest of her body now. Her kidneys continue to make urine and the hair on her scalp is sprouting. A waxy protective coating called the vernix caseosa is forming on her skin to prevent it from pickling in the amniotic fluid.
See what your baby looks like this week.
Note: Every baby develops a little differently — even in the womb. Our information is designed to give you a general idea of your baby's development.Think you're big now? You'll start growing even faster in the weeks to come. As a result, you may notice some achiness in your lower abdomen or even an occasional brief, stabbing pain on one or both sides — especially when you shift position or at the end of an active day. Most likely, this is round ligament pain. The ligaments that support your uterus are stretching to accommodate its increasing weight. This is nothing to be alarmed about, but call your practitioner if the pain continues even when you're resting or becomes severe.
How your life's changing:
You may be noticing some skin changes, too. Are the palms of your hands red? Nothing to worry about — it's from the extra estrogen. You may also have patches of darkened skin caused by a temporary increase in pigment. When these darker patches appear on your upper lip, cheeks, and forehead, they're called chloasma, or the "mask of pregnancy." You may also notice some darkening of your nipples, freckles, scars, underarms, inner thighs, and vulva. That darkened line running from your belly button to your pubic bone is called the linea nigra, or "dark line."
These darkened spots will probably fade shortly after delivery. In the meantime, protect yourself from the sun, which intensifies the pigment changes. Cover up, wear a brimmed hat, and use sunscreen when you're outdoors. And if you're self-conscious about your "mask," a little concealing makeup can work wonders.
I think that's about it for now. Excited to be 19 weeks. Counting down now! 21 weeks left!